Project Accountant US Non-profit Jobs – Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

Job Title:     Project
Lutheran World Relief (LWR)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Sub Program Accountant
About US:
Lutheran World
Relief is a US non-profit organization that works with local partners to
provide lasting solutions to poverty, injustice and human suffering. LWF Uganda
works to reduce people’s vulnerability, supporting them to realize their
potential, to build on their assets, and to respond to their own problems and
needs. LWF Uganda currently has five areas of operation in Pader, Kitgum,
Adjumani, Katakwi, Sembabule, Kampala and Kamwenge Districts.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees the financial and accounting activities at the project
    level, prepares financial projections in consultation with the Project
    Manager and section heads, computes budget/expenditure estimates, and
    submits weekly financial monitoring statements as per available budget;
  • Maintains and enforces compliance with internal control systems and
    accounts records for all financial transactions, and updates all records
    in accordance with LWF financial policies, guidelines and procedures;
  • Prepares all transaction summaries and ledger entries for posting in
    the SAGE Accounting System;
  • Ensures that established internal control systems for receipts and
    expenditures of funds are in place, adhered to and maintained;
  • Controls expenditures at project level in consultation with the
    Senior Accountant to ensure that they are made in line with donor
    requirements and established LWF Uganda guidelines, procedures, cash flow
    projections requests, and availability of funds;
  • Prepares financial sub-project monitoring reports for submission to
    donors through Kampala;
  • Prepares and submits realistic and timely cash flow projects to the
    Senior Accountant in consultation with the Project Manager and Section
    heads, and notifies the Sub Program Manager and Senior Accountant of
    impending cash flow shortages;
  • Prepares monthly management and financial reports for the project
    (including cash analysis, bank reconciliation statements, and monthly
    income and expenditure statements of the project), and submits such
    accounting information to LWF Kampala through the Sub Program Manager;
  • Facilitates and coordinates spot checks, verifications and audits,
    readily avails relevant documents, ensures prompt responses in consultation
    with the Senior Accountant and Project Manager, and follows-up and
    implement recommendations made by both internal and external auditors;
  • Ascertains that vouchers and claims are correct, with appropriate
    supporting documents attached before submitting them for authorization or
    endorsement by the Sub Program Manager;
  • Reviews purchase orders and draft contract agreements initiated by
    Section heads and checks them against funds available prior to approval;
  • Prepares budgets at project level and verifies their accuracy and
    suitability with Section heads, the Project Manager and the Senior

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Lutheran World Relief (LWR) Project
    Accountant job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting,
    Business, Finance or related field;
  • Four years of progressive work experience in donor funded projects;
  • Hands-on experience working with a computerized accounting system
    preferably with SAGE
  • System applications and excel spread sheets; and
  • Excellent communication, organizational and reporting skills, team
    player, trustworthy and responsible;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • High integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with
    rigorous deadlines;
  • Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under
    demanding circumstances with minimal supervision.
How to Apply:
(motivation letter and detailed curriculum vitae in English), with the names
and e- mail addresses of three persons who know the applicant professionally,
should be sent via Email to: [email protected] Please do not include
certificates for education, trainings, etc. Please use the title of the job you
are applying for as the subject line. Hand delivered applications can also be
sent to our Offices in Kampala. Please indicate the position you have applied
for on the top of the parcel addressed to:
The Human Resource
Lutheran World
Plot 1401, Ggaba,
Road after the American Embassy
P.O. Box 5827,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 20th July 2018
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